Morocco vs. Iran 2018 World Cup Betting Preview & Pick
🇩🇿 Algerian international, Sofiane Feghouli, knows who he will be supporting in the upcoming World Cup:“I hope Morocco and Younès Belhanda will progress, as they have a strong and well-organized team. Of course I will support them.” #MAR pic.twitter.com/bpUltotZsL — Maghrib Foot (@MaghribFoot) 11 de junio de 2018
- When: Friday, June 15 at 11 AM EST
- Where: Saint-Petersburgh Stadium, St. Petersburg
- TV: FOX
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
- 2018 Worl Cup Betting Odds: Morocco +127 (Over/Under at 2 goals)
Why bet on Morocco?Morocco is an incredibly well-organized team, as they showed in their impressive qualifying run. They won their final qualifying group in grand style, going 6 games without conceding a single goal. While that may suggest that they do not attack, the reality is that they play a possession style of football that comes from a packed midfield in a 4-5-1 formation. Since beating the Ivory Coast 2-0 in the final qualifying game for Russia, Morocco has played 5 games, winning 4 and drawing 1, which means they are coming into this tournament on a very good run of form. They were their typical defensively solid lot during that 5-game run, but they also proved that they could score goals, outgunning their opponents 9-3 during that stretch of games.
- 8-El Ahmadi
- 9-El Kaabi
Why bet on Iran?The Iranians made no friends with their style of play at the last World Cup, packing the defense and barely venturing outside their own half. A lot can change in 4 years, though, and they now adopt more of an attacking formation, although they are still defensively solid. Iran cruised through Asian qualifying and actually set a record by going on a 12-game run where they did not concede a goal. Their build-up to the World Cup has not been as impressive as what Morocco has delivered, going 4-2 in their last 6 games. The good news is that Iran was able to make it through their schedule without picking up any injuries, so we should be seeing the team that totally dominated in the qualifying stage.